Tiona Cage

Tiona Cage, MSW

Associate Director of Academic Advising & Community Life



Office: Portland Center South: Office 271


Tiona Cage (MSW, Florida State University) is the associate director of academic advising and community engagement at Portland Seminary.

Before joining the seminary team in early 2018, Tiona served as a visiting instructor in the university’s School of Social Work, teaching courses on human rights and social justice, ethical writing for practice and human behavior and the social environment. Cage has nine years of experience working as a student visa advisor, trainer and advocate within the field of intercultural education and is also a former Peace Corps volunteer (Botswana).

In addition to leading at the seminary, Tiona is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist in multiple departments on campus, and regularly speaks in local churches. Tiona has served as a front desk volunteer with FISH food pantry in Newberg and as a Faith in Action volunteer with Providence's Community Connections program.

Tiona currently attends Beaverton Christian Church, where she serves on the prayer team.

 Academic Background

Master of Social Work, Florida State University; BSW, Florida State University

Research Interests

Biblical justice, the Black diaspora, intercultural communication, implications of systems theory for the church